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Causes of Violence

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You want to know what is it that would cause someone to commit a violent act. You may look for answers by placing the blame on family situations, childhood trauma, poverty, money, education, or video games.

For this assignment, you will research and examine the role of drugs, alcohol, mental illness, and brain injuries on violent behavior.

Tasks:

You will write a 4 page report that includes an explanation of these concepts (role of drugs, alcohol, mental illness, and brain injuries) as they apply to violent behavior. You should provide specific examples, rationales, and evidence. Respond to the following in your report:

Identify the types of mental illnesses that are most likely to be associated with violent behavior.
Explain how a brain injury might impact an individual's tendency toward violent actions.
Investigate if there any drugs or other illnesses that would heighten or lesson one's tendency toward violent behavior.
Explain how the criminal justice system should respond when one of the following causes is identified: role of drugs, alcohol, mental illness, brain injuries, or other illnesses. Explain whether the focus should be on rehabilitation or punishment.
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http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml

You will write a 4 page report that includes an explanation of these concepts (role of drugs, alcohol, mental illness, and brain injuries) as they apply to violent behavior. You should provide specific examples, rationales, and evidence. Respond to the following in your report:

Identify the types of mental illnesses that are most likely to be associated with violent behavior.

The types of mental illnesses that are "generally" associated with any violent behavior are not entirely associated with any mental illness at all. In reality, millions of people may live with the same mental illness and never engage in any type of violence. Therefore, attempting to generalize and oversimplify an issue such as mental illness and its link to criminality is flawed, which is why all factors that impact crime must be analyzed along with the persons' mental illness. Two of the mental illnesses that are often cited after a crime has been committed are bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Let me reiterate, there is absolutely "no" mental illness most likely associated with violent behavior, the individual, their environment, and whether they take their medication ...

Solution Summary

The causes of violence are determined.

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